Correspondence, 1873-2011

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Consists of records documenting the activities of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians professional staff, including correspondence concerning taxonomic questions; the identification, acquisition, and exchange of specimens; field work and expeditions; public inquiries; and divisional administration. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, photographs of animals, drawings, drafts of publications, and copies of the publications themselves. Curators represented in these records include H.C. (Henry Crecy) Yarrow, Honorary Curator, 1879-1889; Leonhard Stejneger, Curator, 1889-1943; Doris M. Cochran, Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, and Curator, 1927-1968; James Arthur Peters, Associate Curator and Curator, 1964-1972; George R. Zug, Associate Curator and Curator, 1969- ; and W. Ronald Heyer, Associate Curator and Curator, 1972- .


  • Yarrow, H. C (Harry Crécy) 1840-1929
  • Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
  • Cochran, Doris M (Doris Mable) 1898-1968
  • Peters, James Arthur 1922-1972
  • Zug, George R. 1938-
  • Heyer, W. Ronald
  • United States National Museum


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1873
  • 1873-2011

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Reptiles
  • Vertebrates
  • Animals
  • Vertebrate zoology
  • Amphibians


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Color photographs
  • Drawings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Postcards

Local number

SIA RS00070

Physical description

  • 27.98 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 8.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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